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I’m sure by this point we’ve all heard the story of Chicken Little.  A sweet little chicken with a bad case of anxiety who always thinks the sky is falling.  I will never forget when I was having a crisis and venting to my friend Jon, who told me “Slow down, Chicken Little!  The sky isn’t falling yet”  I try to remind myself this in every situation.

I’ve been taking a summer class and I am not a strong math student.  At all.  Like I have no idea how I’ve gotten this far and have gotten through my math classes with A’s and B’s.  I am scheduled to graduate in December, however, if I don’t pass this summer class I will be taking a “victory lap” and graduating in May.  To be completely honest, my brain is exhausted and the only thing getting me through has been the fact that I’ll have a 7 month break before law school.

Well, it turns out I have a C- in the class.  I don’t make C’s, but I just needed a C to pass.  And I was going to take that and be happy with it.  But realizing I hadn’t passed the class put me into some major depression and it seemed like everything kept going downhill.  My housing situation depended on my graduation status (I still don’t know where I’m living.)  I have a chronic illness that decided to act up.  I forgot my best friend’s birthday.  My piece of junk computer crashed.  I was behind on my dues.  I realized that being a Recruitment Counselor meant I wouldn’t be seeing my sisters until September.  I got mad at God because I couldn’t understand why his plan and my plan didn’t match up and I didn’t know why he would want me to be in such distress.

Finally, I came to terms with the fact that I wasn’t graduating on time.  I decided I would take more legal studies classes to fill the extra spaces and try to pick up an internship.  I bonded with my fellow Recruitment Counselors.  I emailed our treasurer and explained the situation.  She was beyond understanding and I even managed to make a payment.  I decided I would get involved with Relay again in the spring, as it is something that is so near and dear to my heart. And I prayed and prayed and prayed.

Today I got an email from my professor allowing me to re-take a take home exam.  Basically, if I can boost my score a little, I will get my C (at least) and graduate on time!  And now that I actually understand how to do the work, I have faith that I can.  I still have no idea where I’m living in the fall, but that will work itself out.  If worse comes to worse I’ll sleep in our chapter room until everything works itself out.

I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their week!  And remember, just because its gloomy out, it doesn’t mean the sky is falling!

XOXO,

SS

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